Book Review: Influence -The Psychology of Persuasion


“Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert B. Cialdini, PH.D. is a classic book that explores the psychology of why people say “yes” and how to apply this knowledge to become a more effective persuader. Cialdini identifies six key principles of influence: reciprocity, commitment and consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Reciprocity is the idea […]

Luck – the forgotten Linchpin to Success


We are so wide and starry-eyed when we think about exceptional individuals making it to the top of the world – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan and the likes, especially if someone quoted them about their struggles and self-enterprise that we believe made them a searing success. We think, for example of Lionel Messi, as […]

The Fall of a Prince – Bishop Crisostomo Yalung


Before the fall from grace, Bishop Crisostomo Yalung was a rising star, an apple to the eye of the then Bishop Cardinal Sin and a promising successor to the highest Catholic authority in the Philippines. He and Bishop Theodoro Bacani were juggling the prestige under the glow of Cardinal Sin. In fact, Yalung is the […]

Stop Doing These 4 Things to Improve Your Life


Sometimes, life gets hard, the realities of the day-to-day grind take their toll, and then you find yourself in a rut. It’s common to feel like you’re not taking proper care of yourself due to a busy lifestyle, a demanding job, or personal responsibilities.  When you find yourself in that situation, it’s time to sit and […]

How Coffee Can Protect You From Nuclear Radiation


In cases of a nuclear fallout, we can just imagine how’s it going to be. Will a dugout be enough to protect your hide? Or a presidential bunker? Or just an inch thick Vaseline lathered on your skin be more than enough? No one knows of course. We haven’t have one yet. No one has […]

Stock Market: Top 3 Things You Should Know


It is common sentiments from financial gurus and even by our personal convection to know or at least know why you are buying or selling such financial instruments – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and all. And that is true, always know what you are doing and know why. You don’t want to be at […]

Top 10 Filipino Catholic Bishops and Their Scandals


You might be familiar with some Biblical catchwords such as “whitewashed tombs”, “brood of vipers”, “you hypocrites” and so on. Well, these berating metaphorical call outs are touted for priests, pharisees and rabbi especially during the time of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus himself sees that these church high rollers don’t live up to what they […]

The Dark Side of Drinking Green Tea


We all know that Green Tea is hailed as one of the most healthful beverages in the world. Some would even revere green tea at mystical level. Green tea is credited for it’s most coveted anti-oxidant contents purported by drinkers and zealots for a feeling of wellness and well-being. Well, as scientific literature has it, […]

Malacañang Diocese: What is it all about?


The Malacañang Palace is the seat of power for the President of the Philippines. But sometimes that seat gets too soaked in murky waters of politics that soon it gathers mosses and barnacles in it. The Malacañang “Diocese” got it’s moniker during the tutelage of the 14th President of Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. And everything is […]

Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is Paid So Well?


Cristiano Ronaldo is just an epitome of all footballers and other exceptionally paid individuals on earth; actors and actresses, boxers, basketball players and Olympians. Why are they paid so much? My question as well. What is something exceptional among them? Were they the indispensable lynchpin in the society, where without them society won’t move an […]